$9.50 - Children (under 2 years old FREE)
$13.50 - Adults
$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
Park entrance fee - $6/car

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Fri Nov 16: Close at 4pm


Black Widow Spider


This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.

Latin Name

Latrodectus hesperus

Black Widow Spider History at CuriOdyssey

The black widow spider is a female, and she was donated to CuriOdyssey by a licensed collector.

Fun Facts about Black Widow Spiders

Female Black Widow Spider can mate once and store the sperm, continuing to lay eggs without ever having to mate again.

What do Black Widow Spiders eat?

In the wild, Black Widow Spiders eat insects and other invertebrates. At CuriOdyssey, our Black Widow Spiders are fed crickets.

How long do Black Widow Spiders live?

In the Wild: 1-3 years
In Captivity: Up to 3-4 years

Where do Black Widow Spiders live?

They will build their webs on the underside of ledges, rocks, and plants. In colder climates, they can be found in buildings. Their habitat ranges all across the United States, mostly in warmer regions of the western US, and can be found in all 4 US deserts.

Are Black Widow Spiders endangered?

They are very common, no special wildlife conservation status.

Adopt me!

Your contribution helps provide my food, toys, and medical care. I’ll stay at the museum, and you’ll get a photo of me and a certificate as reminders of your generosity. Check out our adoption section and see all of our adoption levels.


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